One listened to portions of the US Conference of Mayors discussion as aired on C-Span
You won’t ask the questions if you don’t hear the stories.
Is it a dictatorship, when transparency to the public is challenged and laws are enacted to benefit the elite while the majority of the public are used to that end?
While monopolies are ignored and price gouging has become a way of life under capitalism, workers are subjected to restraint, scrutiny, and exploitation compatible with hierarchical predatory behavior of big business and corporations. Non-compete agreements are only one example.
One believes the following book by Tolstoy was banned in Russia. Oligarchs (those who steer public opinion for personal promotion) are similar.
That the phrase treehugger originated byway of followers of Hindu and possibly again byway of followers of Buddhism come as no surprise.
On involvement in Ukraine, US leaders have warned the US public that pain could be felt at home. How is this supportive of the USA and We The People?…..And to what end?–
Bait-and-switch may be a reason some people have labeled as war crimes (remembering that war crime is an oxymoron) Russian targeting of civilian infrastructure in Ukraine that denies to local community members the civil and human right of the dignity of a functional energy grid while accepting a dysfunctional US energy grid by labeling this as free enterprise.
Some people recognize Trump for the deflection that has been his use by the Democratic/Republican duopoly. Meanwhile the real issues that impact the lives of the public go unaddressed.
An important and ignored topic is the negligence from elected officials and bureaucrats toward the local community members in the USA. Some politicians seem to cater to the whims of big-money interests using the deflection of the importance of the economy. The so-called economy envisioned by these bureaucrats and elected officials seem to be limited to the transfer of the wealth of the nation from the 100% to the 1%.
The US government seems more involved in policing the globe than protecting the US public. Lack of a 1-payer universal health care policy is an example, at the same time the Pentagon is absorbing the wealth of the nation with no accountability and in FACT with disturbing evidence of having misplaced $22,000,000,000,000 (with a T) of taxpayer money. C-Span hosted a discussion in which a caller questioned the reason for foreign aid to Israel, that is a wealthy nation. Where is that money going and to what end? Why is a wealthy foreign nation prioritized over a US public that is in need?
Because a better USA is possible, some people challenge a culture in which we know the price of everything and the value of nothing.—-
The conversation around paid sick days for railroad workers can spark healthy discussion.
When you say what the rest of us should be able to figure out for ourselves anyway, you get censored—
Complexity is built into the system to enable control. Meanwhile, a few dedicated high-value principles are all that is really needed. But where would corruption hide?